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(A) All owners must register abandoned foreclosing residential properties with the Police Department, Code Compliance Division, on forms provided by the City Manager. All registrations must state the individual owner's or agent's phone number and mailing address located within the state. The mailing address may not be a post office box. This registration must also certify that the property was inspected. The owner and/or registrant must designate and retain a local individual or local property management company responsible for the security and maintenance of the property. This designation must state the individual or company's name, phone number, and local mailing address. The mailing address may not be a post office box. If the property is in the process of foreclosure, then the registration must be received within seven (7) days of the initiation of the foreclosure process as defined in § 99.02 herein.
(B) A registration fee, as established by resolution of the City Council, must accompany the registration form. All property registrations are valid for one (1) calendar year. An annual registration fee, as established by resolution of the City Council, must accompany the registration form. Subsequent annual registrations and fees are due within thirty (30) days of the expiration of the previous registration and must certify whether the foreclosing and/or foreclosed property remains vacant or not.
(C) Once the property is no longer abandoned or is sold, the owner must provide proof of sale or written notice and proof of occupancy to the Code Compliance Division of the Police Department.
(Ord. 2008-61, passed 11-20-08; Am. Ord. 2010-44, passed 9-16-10)